Every liquor licence in NSW is subject to licence conditions. Some conditions are imposed automatically by the NSW liquor laws and others can be imposed by the Secretary of the Department of Industry or the Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority Board (ILGA).
Conditions may be added to your licence either when it is granted or after a serious complaint or incident involving your venue.
The following documents set out conditions which apply to liquor licences automatically:
Note these statutory conditions have been updated to reflect changes made in the Liquor Regulation 2018.
All venues in the Kings Cross precinct or Sydney CBD Entertainment precinct have special licence conditions to help reduce alcohol-related violence and anti-social behaviour in those areas.
You can check what conditions apply to a particular liquor licence on the Service NSW website.
All staff working in a venue need to understand the venue’s liquor licence, authorisations and conditions. It is the licensee’s responsibility to ensure the licence, authorisations and conditions are available on site at all times.
Extended trading hours may be approved for hotels and eligible registered clubs to coincide with significant special events, such as major sporting events.
Conditions apply on extended trading for special events.
Extended trading hours won’t allow you to:
Hotels and clubs that are already approved to trade during the above extended hours are not affected by these special arrangements.
Normal on premises trading
No takeaway sales
Normal trading for clubs with unrestricted trading hours. For others, normal on premises trading to 2am the next day (or later if previously approved under the liquor laws)
Normal trading for takeaway sales
Noon to 10pm on premises trading in a dining area only with or ancillary to a meal - see note 1
Normal trading – see note 4
Normal on premises trading to 2am the next day (or later if previously approved under the liquor laws)
No trading permitted
Normal trading to 2am the next day (or later if previously approved under the liquor laws)
Packaged liquor licence
No retail trading permitted
Normal trading subject to trading conditions for retail shops under the NSW retail trading laws - see note 5
Noon to 10pm in a dining area only with or ancillary to a meal – see notes 2 and 3
Normal trading for caterers, airports and vessels
If endorsed with drink on- premises authorisation, noon to 10pm for sale of liquor for consumption on premises
Normal trading to 2am the next day if endorsed with a drink on-premises authorisation (or later if previously approved under the liquor laws)